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There’s a tree in the administrative appeals tribunal?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I believe in good government. I believe that many of our public sector employees do a great job. Occasionally, I even witness a politician who has values and fights for them (rarely). But this optimism in our democratic process takes a hit when you read about the ridiculous goings on within the planning arena of […]

Light rail will propel capital into new era as train did for Goulburn: heritage chief

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chair of the ACT Heritage Council David Flannery believes light rail will herald a new era for Canberra, just as the introduction of a train line did for Goulburn, John Thistleton writes. David Flannery admires the exceptional workmanship in Goulburn’s 1869 brick piers, built for the first railway line into the town. “These early bricklayers were true artisans […]

Let punishment fit the crime for real lessons in consequences

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Our regular Tuesday columnist, former Canberra Liberals MLA Greg Cornwell, is back. In his first column for 2017, Greg argues our justice system should tailor punishments to fit the crime, so that, for example, graffiti vandals would be required to clean up the offending paintwork under supervision, thus gaining a better understanding of the impact […]

Cash-strapped? Try these nifty ideas to get ahead in 2017

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This is the time of year you might be considering improving your finances or saving for something really special, like maybe a holiday, a house or a new car. Maybe you had a shocker in 2016 and really want to improve your overall finances in 2017. Well, you wouldn’t be alone. For most of us, […]

Separate bike paths will save lives in the ACT

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pedal Power ACT is calling for a trial of infrastructure that separates bike riders from motor vehicles on roads, and pedestrians on paths. Sharing the roads and paths around Canberra relies on the understanding and mutual respect of all users. Unfortunately there is a large amount of unpredictability inherent in human behaviour – and that […]

Ask RiotACT: What is missing in Canberra?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the last 10 years Canberra has transformed and become something more grown up, more vibrant; but after many conversations with people who travel regularly, I can’t help feeling that something is still missing. Many friends travel to Sydney or Melbourne for bargain shopping, to get a wedding dress fitted or to buy a new […]

Frustrated ACT iiNet customers struggle to connect

Have you come home from the holidays to find your internet is down? We did, and spent much of the first morning back at work for 2017 getting it sorted. The recorded message that answered calls to internet service provider iiNet this morning immediately alerted the listener to the fact that there were iiNet NBN […]

Yogies driving like maniacs on the Kings Hwy? Check

Oh Canberra drivers, it’s no wonder South Coast locals call us Yogies. If the way we behave on the black spot-filled Kings Highway is any indication, the majority of us Y-number plate drivers are living up to the very low expectations of our temporary Eurobodalla neighbours. We are a bunch of losers. Save up all year for […]

Get with the program, CPSU

I just can’t figure why the CPSU is against the safe injecting facility at the AMC. They have way too much say in whether the occupants of the AMC can have the same harm minimisation opportunities as the rest of us. They have no say in whether the safe injecting facility in the City operates […]

Paws for Art at the National Gallery of Australia and National Portrait Gallery!

I was recently invited by a friend on a doggy date at Yarralumla Dog Park and saw how much fun my two pooches had meeting new dogs (apart from the usual suspects in our local neighbourhood and local walking paths and parks). Like most humans, most dogs are very social animals that love making new friends. […]

Woman, 19, killed in head-on collision at Central Tilba

A 19-year-old woman died on Saturday after the Toyota Corolla she was driving collided head-on with a Toyota Land Cruiser at Central Tilba. A 19-year-old passenger in the Corolla was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical but stable condition. The driver of the Land Cruiser, also 19, was uninjured and taken to Bega Hospital […]

What will happen to solar panel pricing with government discount over?

Will the price of panels magically decrease to ensure those with vested interests in solar panels can stay in business? I think that a total overhaul of the solar industry including the planning process is needed. The supplier copped the brunt of my terse email writing skills but they responded showing where they had notified […]

Have you seen missing man Robert Kulczycki?

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 46-year-old Banks man Robert Kulczycki, also known as Robert Amess. Robert was last seen in Banks on Saturday 7 January at 9.30pm wearing green cargo pants and a grey tracksuit ‘hoodie’. He is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall (5’11”), green/hazel eyes, shaved/balding dark hair and […]

Have you seen missing woman Vicki Painter?

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 46-year-old Kaleen woman Vicki Painter. Vicki was last seen in Civic on Friday 6 January at 12noon when she met a friend for lunch. She was last spoken to on the phone at 2pm the same date. She is described as 166cm (5’5”) tall, with […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendation for wardrobe sliding doors

Hi Rioters. Can anyone recommend a joiner/carpenter to make sliding doors for an old (probably non-standard) wardrobe opening please.   Many thanks.

Enjoy a few days in relaxing Grenfell

Another picturesque and community minded town in the Central West of NSW and only about 2 ½ hour’s drive from Canberra is Grenfell, 50km west of Cowra. Poet Henry Lawson was born there in 1867 (his name is an Anglicised version of his father’s Norwegian name Larsen) and there is a small bust  of him […]

Sad news from Summernats as death of 30yo man confirmed

ACT Policing and Summernats have each issued statements confirming a 30-year-old man who was involved in a single vehicle incident at the event on Thursday afternoon has died as a result of his injuries. The incident took place on site at EPIC around 4pm on Thursday. Police are appealing for any witnesses to call them […]

Summer entertaining: Risoni, lentil and feta salad

This lovely salad can be made ahead and is great to serve with other salads for a party or barbecue. Vegetarians will be happy too with this complete meal salad. Leftovers are very good for lunch the next day. Be generous with the herbs as they really make it, I like to use about two […]

Has the Captain Cook Memorial Jet shrunk?

Does the Captain Cook Memorial Jet seem smaller to you? Here’s what reader Masquara reckons… Remember when the Captain Cook Memorial Jet was magnificent? When spray from the jet would hit your windscreen as you drove across Commonwealth Bridge? It is impressive no longer. The height appears to have at least halved, and it just looks like […]

CBRfoodie checks out the food at Canberra Summernats

Many people in Canberra don’t appreciate the annual Summernats car festival that takes over EPIC and much of our normally quiet summer city for about four days at the beginning of January each year. As Jane Speechley explained in an earlier RiotACT story, the current organising team behind Summernats is working hard to improve its culture […]

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